This story was written by Mike Reed, Value Stream Director, Mobile Hydraulics, Manitowoc Cranes.
Earlier this year, Manitowoc had the opportunity to join with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers to host a very special I Make America event. At Manitowoc, we’re no strangers to visits from our elected officials – we take pride in showing off the equipment we manufacture daily, and how it’s able to help keep America’s economy growing. But I have to say, this I Make America event was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
On one of the hottest days of the year, Manitowoc Cranes had the honor of welcoming the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States. It was a unique, informative experience, learning about the policies the Administration is prioritizing, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Me and about 1,400 other colleagues learned that if Congress can work together to get it done, the USMCA will create 176,000 new jobs and add $68 billion in investment to our economy. That’s huge for equipment manufacturers like us.
I hope Congress keeps the ball moving on USMCA. A stronger trade deal will benefit our Shady Grove community and the entire country.